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IBA Krakow: Poland may introduce DPAs

IBA Krakow: Poland may introduce DPAs

May 18, 2018, GIR

The Polish government is considering whether to introduce DPA-style settlements to allow companies that self-report misconduct and pay a 3 million Polish złoty fine to resolve bribery matters.

IBA Krakow: Polish amendment to criminal code “scary”, practitioner says

IBA Krakow: Polish amendment to criminal code “scary”, practitioner says

May 17, 2018, GIR

A Polish lawyer warned that the national government is increasingly interfering with white-collar cases and said that recent changes to the country’s criminal code are worrying, during a panel discussion in Poland on 17 May.

French companies should beware risk of DOJ investigations

French companies should beware risk of DOJ investigations

May 04, 2018, GIR

The deputy head of France’s Anti-Corruption Authority acknowledged the authority’s limited territorial reach but warned French companies that they can often still be pursued by the DOJ.

SFO official: document reviews can avoid “trampling the crime scene”

SFO official: document reviews can avoid “trampling the crime scene”

May 03, 2018, GIR

The SFO’s joint head of fraud, Hannah von Dadelszen, has said that companies should consider conducting document reviews instead of interviewing employees during internal investigations to prevent individuals from destroying evidence.

GIR Live: UWOs are “largely symbolic”

GIR Live: UWOs are “largely symbolic”

April 27, 2018, GIR

Lawyers should watch out for a provision in the UK Criminal Finance Act which allows law enforcement officials to freeze assets held in UK bank accounts, an audience at GIR Live London heard on 26 April.

GIR Live London - in pictures

GIR Live London - in pictures

April 27, 2018, GIR

Photos from GIR Live London, co-chaired by Elizabeth Robertson at Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom and Stephen Pollard at WilmerHale and held at Allen & Overy on 26 April.

GIR Live: Enforcement agencies get “overexcited” about oral evidence

GIR Live: Enforcement agencies get “overexcited” about oral evidence

April 26, 2018, GIR

London criminal defence lawyers bemoaned enforcement agencies’ obsession with oral accounts to build cases, questioning the reliability of the evidence.

Reding slams US “doublespeak” on data privacy

Reding slams US “doublespeak” on data privacy

March 29, 2018, GIR

The former European Commissioner who proposed the EU’s incoming General Data Protection Regulation has warned that US steps encroaching on privacy threaten to harm efforts to patch up relations with the EU.

Flexibility in interview strategy is the way forward, SFO official says

Flexibility in interview strategy is the way forward, SFO official says

March 23, 2018, GIR

A senior official at the SFO has said the authority is not averse to companies conducting interviews with individuals, but that it wants them recorded.

DOJ and SEC diverging on disgorgement calculations, say lawyers

DOJ and SEC diverging on disgorgement calculations, say lawyers

March 23, 2018, Just Anti-Corruption

Lawyers have warned that DOJ and SEC officials are at times taking different positions on the appropriate level of disgorgement.